Every year in November, we run our Secret Santa for Seniors program. Through this program, we ask our community to help us spread a little Christmas cheer to area seniors during the holiday season! Our Secret Santa for Seniors program is designed to ensure area seniors celebrate the holiday season.
Valley Senior Services identifies seniors who are in need of a little extra holiday cheer this season. Those seniors currently work with Valley Senior Services and may be celebrating the holidays alone or are unable to travel to see family due to their health. We ask the seniors to complete a gift wish list for their holiday season and we reach out to the public to ask them to help us fulfill their wishes. Community members are invited and encouraged to adopt an area senior by getting a wish list and shopping for Christmas gifts.
Once the program begins, we also put information about Secret Santa for Seniors on the Valley Senior Services Facebook page.
2020 Secret Santa Success
In 2020 we helped 210 seniors in Cass County and received $700 in gift cards, $600 in Metro Senior Rides tickets and an extra $600 to buy additional gifts for area seniors. Thank you to everyone who helped make this program a success!